The work of women teachers in primary literacy education: knowing and doing

Barbara Comber
2007 English in Education  
This paper provides a retrospective account of three decades of my work as a literacy educator and researcher. Taking key insights from feminist sociologist, Dorothy Smith, including women's standpoint, the everyday world as problematic, institutional capture, a sociology for the people, I revisit my research on literacy, poverty and schooling. I argue that understanding better the effects of what we do in educational institutions, through collaborative research with teachers, can lead us to
more » ... erate positive alternative equity-driven practices.
doi:10.1111/j.1754-8845.2007.tb00814.x fatcat:pmtf57i675aa5orf7c6kpytaaa